Today Carouge is part of Geneva, but this was not always so. Until the 17th Century the area was practically deserted and in ... More
Today Carouge is part of Geneva, but this was not always so. Until the 17th Century the area was practically deserted and in 1754 Carouge became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. King Victor Amedee III commissioned architects from Torino to design a town which he hoped would become Geneva's economic competitor. Still today, the minute you reach Carouge you feel as though you are entering a foreign village with its own identity and atmosphere. It is a real treat to stroll through this preserved late-18th-century town; quaint narrow streets, old buildings, inner courtyards, flowered gardens, sidewalk cafes, churches, fountains antique shops and boutiques, as well as a colorful market on certain days of the week.
One could be forgiven for dismissing the massive apartment and office complex facing the Rhône on the Quai du Seujet
as an architectural mishap. On the plus side, this imposing monolith hides a vast terrace providing an impressive and ...
The Île Rousseau is a peaceful and very green little islet between the left and right bank of the city.
It is connected to the des Bergues bridge and it overlooks the Mont Blanc Bridge. There are a number ...
Situated on the site of the former Horticultural School of French speaking Switzerland, Parc des Franchises extends over 55,000 square
meters (34 square miles). There is a beautiful rosary that was planted in 1948 and the wooden and wrought ...